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May 29, 2020: Due to COVID-19, Oswego County Envirothon teams from APW, Oswego, and Pulaski High Schools participated in an online NY Statewide Regional Envirothon on May 7, instead of the traditional hands-on in-person Oswego County Envirothon.  APW students Amelia Auringer, Autumn Baum, Audrey DeGraw, Salvatore Gulisano, and Jordan Wilson placed first of the Oswego County teams and went on to the NYS Envirothon,also online, on May 28.  They placed 7th out of 15 teams.  We are very proud of all students who took part in this year’s Envirothon events given the especially challenging times.

On May 2, 2019, the 29th annual Oswego County Envirothon was held at Selkirk Shores State Park in Richland. Students from Pulaski High School team 1 took first place in the event: Ben Carguello, Josh Carguello, Danny Hefti, Daniel Novak.  Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) students came in second and Hannibal team 2 came in third. Students from Fulton, Oswego, and Phoenix High Schools also vied for top honors at the event.  Primary sponsors for the event were Exelon Generation and the Indeck - Oswego Energy Center.

At the Envirothon, students on the nine participating teams were tested on their knowledge in the subject areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife, by taking hands-on exams consisting of twenty-five questions each. Hands-on means that students actually studied soils in a pit, measured trees, identified animals by their skulls and fur, and many other activities.  They also completed a verbal presentation component.  Teams achieving the highest score in a particular category received medals for their accomplishment. A unique aspect of the Envirothon is that a team consists of up to five members who work together to complete the exams.

Aquatics first place: Pulaski team 1

Current Issues first place: Phoenix

Forestry first place: Fulton

Soils first place: Fulton

Wildlife first place: Hannibal team 2

Verbal Presentation first place: Oswego team 1

Unified Team Award: Pulaski team 1 and Hannibal team 1

Spirit Award: Fulton and Oswego team 1

As recognition for their first place overall performance, each member of the winning team from Pulaski High School won a $100.00 Hank Cosselman Memorial Scholarship from the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. Each member of the APW second place team won a $100.00 scholarship from Pathfinder Fish & Game Club.

Each Hannibal team 2 team member won a $100.00 Excellence in Wildlife scholarship courtesy of Ed Hogan, for placing first in the Wildlife category.

The success of this year’s event was made possible by the participating students and advisors, many volunteers, and the additional support of numerous local sponsors; Agri-Mark Dairy Farmers, Compass Credit Union, Eagle Beverage Company, Inc., Fulton Screen Printing, National Grid, New York Master Forest Owners, New York Water Environment Association, Inc., North Shore Sportsmen’s Association, Novelis, Oswego County Trappers Association, Pepsi, Price Chopper and Sunoco Ethanol - Fulton.

The Envirothon students from Pulaski participated in the New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 22 & 23, 2019 and placed 9th out of 46 teams and also placed 1st in forestry!

May 2, 2019: APW High School Envirothon team at the soils station.

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May 2, 2019: Envirothon participants thank Cabot Cheese for donating snack sized cheese to the event!

May 2, 2019: Pulaski Envirothon Team 1 members with advisor Jamie Hefti (far R).